Passport Manufacturing Outsourced to Thailand
April 2, 2008
Well it appears the Bush administration decided to outsource the manufacture of your RFID passport to a company in Thailand that has, in the past, been vulnerable to Chinese espionage. So the bad idea of having RFID chips in our American passports just got worse.
The Bush administration proceeding with the RFID chipped passport plan fully knowing that no U.S.-based company could manufacture the chips they required. The Bush administration deliberately compromised the security of American citizens abroad by out-sourcing the production of the already dubious "secure" RFID chipped passports.